S.Res.535 - A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the trafficking of illicit fentanyl into the United States from Mexico and China.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 07/14/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/07/2016 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 707. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.535 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (12/07/2016)
Expresses the sense of the Senate that:
- the use of illicit fentanyl in the United States and the resulting overdose deaths are a public health crisis;
- the trafficking of illicit fentanyl into the United States, especially by transnational criminal organizations, is a problem that requires close cooperation between the U.S. government and the governments of Mexico and China; and
- all three such countries have a shared interest in, and responsibility for, stopping the production of illicit fentanyl and its trafficking into the United States.
Calls for the United States to:
- support the efforts by the governments of Mexico and China to stop such production and trafficking;
- take further measures to reduce and prevent heroin and fentanyl consumption through enhanced enforcement to reduce the illegal supply and increased use of evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery services; and
- use its broad diplomatic and law enforcement resources, in partnership with the governments of China and Mexico, to stop such production and trafficking.